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One of my Common Folder is stuck in an unwanted location

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    Steve Karsidi Guest

    One of my Common Folder is stuck in an unwanted location

    I've 2 logical drives with D: meant for for data. C: was running out of
    space, so I moved all the Common Folders (Documents, Pictures, Videos, Links
    etc) onto D: drive (eg D:\Documents)...but accidentally for Downloads it was
    direct in D:\ root.

    So when I open my personal folder, for Downloads it is replaced with the D:
    drive icon (replaced the usual green/blue Downloads folder icon) consisting
    of every data folders plus the recently moved Common Folders. So messy.

    I wanted to restore the Downloads common folder back to default
    "C:\Users\Steve\Downloads" but Vista won't let me with an error message:
    Failed to build the list of regular subfolders under "D:\System Volume
    Information" Access is denied.

    It's driving me nuts, no one including MS tech support can help. I need an
    easy solution, can you help me please?

    --
    Steve

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    Re: One of my Common Folder is stuck in an unwanted location

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Karsidi View Post
    I've 2 logical drives with D: meant for for data. C: was running out of
    space, so I moved all the Common Folders (Documents, Pictures, Videos, Links
    etc) onto D: drive (eg D:\Documents)...but accidentally for Downloads it was
    direct in D:\ root.

    So when I open my personal folder, for Downloads it is replaced with the D:
    drive icon (replaced the usual green/blue Downloads folder icon) consisting
    of every data folders plus the recently moved Common Folders. So messy.

    I wanted to restore the Downloads common folder back to default
    "C:\Users\Steve\Downloads" but Vista won't let me with an error message:
    Failed to build the list of regular subfolders under "D:\System Volume
    Information" Access is denied.

    It's driving me nuts, no one including MS tech support can help. I need an
    easy solution, can you help me please?

    --
    Steve
    Hi Steve,

    See if this tutorial will help you relocate your Downloads folder back to the default location. The Shell command will be "shell:downloads" (no quotes). You will probable have to change the registry settings to the default location to. (See the top of the tutorial)

    Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location

    Shawn

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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